The heart of the War Memorial Center is Veterans Courtyard, where our eternal flame is surrounded by our Honor Roll, inscribed with the names of the 3,481 war dead from Milwaukee County from WWII to present. In 2019, the War Memorial Center launched a major project to gather information, photos, letters and digital documents for each of the names listed. This project will require a legion of community volunteers to research and gather information. This is a great project for students, Scouts, military and veteran organizations, community service groups, and genealogists.
Although the County’s Civil War Casualties are not part of the Honor Roll, we want to honor them here as well.